Chapter 4 analyses the 2004 consociational state
proposed in the Annan Plan.
In turn, foreign intervention in groups' affairs, coinciding with growing demographic and spatial pressures, further polarize ethno-sectarian politics and undermines the consociational state
(Salamey & Payne, 2008; Salamey & Pearson, 2005, 2007; Salamey & Tabar 2008).
The threat to political stability posed by permanent ethnic or religious minorities forms the core of Arend Lijphart's argument for a consociational state
that recognizes and incorporates the organizations of such minorities (see, e.g., Lijphart 1977).
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